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Denholms for the Holiday: Saturday, December 10, 2016

We extend a special thanks to our event sponsors

The Poise-N-Ivy Shop

Commerce Bank

The Escal-Aires

Bartholomew & Company
Magay & Barron Eye Center
MCPHS University
Mountain Dearborn & Whiting
Nault Architects
Raymond James Restoration
RE/MAX Vision
Wings over Worcester
Worcester Business Development Corporation

7:30 - 11:00 pm
Denholm Building
484 Main Street

Featuring retro Denholms decked out for the holidays both inside and outside
Hors D’oeuvres & Dessert
Cash Bar
Valet parking
Vintage Showcase with James Hogan, Guest Designer

Member: $65
General Public: $75
Night of: $90
Sponsorship:$125 per person
Sponsorship includes special VIP reception from 6 - 7:30 pm

With gilded escalators, festive window displays and a wide array of fashions, Denholms once was Worcester’s largest and most modern department store. Experience the building once again lit up for the holidays as we relive the golden days of shopping in downtown Worcester and look forward to experiencing more magic in a revitalized downtown.

You can purchase reservations below using PayPal, call our office at 508-754-8760 to charge your reservation, or mail a check to Preservation Worcester, 10 Cedar Street, 01609. Please note we do not issue tickets, but have a Will Call list.

General Admission


We celebrate the Stearns Tavern move!


At long last and thanks to the collaborative efforts of our partnership with the City of Worcester, Seven Hills Foundation, Nitsche Engineering, Lamoureux Pagano Architects, CD McGuire and many, many others, have come to fruition.  Stearns Tavern was successfully moved one-half a mile to its new home at Coes Knife Park on Mill Street.

Clock Tower Monument

This photograph was taken on December 10, 2015 at the dedication of the Clock Tower. 
We are excited as to see the completed renovation of the Monument.



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The mission of Preservation Worcester is to preserve for future generations the sites and structures which are significant to the culture, history, and architecture of the city and to encourage excellence in future design.

Preservation Worcester is a private, not-for-profit membership organizationdedicated to the preservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods which representthe culture, history, and architecture of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Preservation Worcester believes that protecting the best of Worcester’sarchitectural heritage and promoting good design encourages community pride andidentity.

To further its goals, Preservation Worcester works with neighborhood groups,developers, city departments, schools, and state and local historical commissions.


Restored Clock on Foster StreetThe Harrington Building  Walking Tour at Higgins House, WPI